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08/22/05 - Central

More Healthy Habits

by Jessica Cervantez

School administrators around East Texas are looking for new ways to keep their students healthy.

The Central school district is among the places now serving healthier lunches. Central schools started doing that last year. A survey found kids do miss a lot of the fattening foods, but many of them are changing their habits, like drinking fewer carbonated drinks.

Even more healthy changes are now planned.

David Flowers, the Central Junior High School principal, said, they are thinking about teaming up with Coca Cola for a new program that would give sixth graders a pedometer so that they can track how many steps they take. The goal is to take 10-thousand steps a day.

Administrators hope the program will also get students to make healthy choices at home.

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